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MLK Jr. Day Inspires Reflections on Race and Faith

The nation honors the civil rights leader Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., with a holiday today.

It’s a day in which people reflect on how the world is different than it was a half century ago, and how some things have not changed.

Of course, Dr. King was not only a civil rights leader, but he was a religious leader, as well.

And the intersection of the faith community with the city’s race dynamic is a subject to which Carl Carby has paid some attention recently. 

Carby helped organize the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., prayer service co-sponsored by the Catholic Archidiocese of Milwaukee over the weekend, where he reflected on where Doctor King’s work stands in this area today. 

"You know, what we have in today’s society tends to come too easy," he says. "So when we see the easy things in place, we tend to forget who laid the groundwork for the things in place right now"

Carby's full-time work is with Time Warner Cable in Milwaukee.